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LifePoint Health Respiratory Therapist PRN in Richlands, Virginia

Essential Job Functions: Responsible, able to work without supervision, dependable, exceptional patient care skills, good people skills.

  • The Registered Respiratory Therapist implements, recommends and coordinates the Respiratory Care of an assigned group of patients.
  • Supervises and makes assignments for Respiratory Care Students and checks work for accuracy in the absence of a Clinical Instructor.
  • Provides for continuity of care of patients by maintaining accurate patient records
  • Administers and evaluates therapy ordered by the physician.
  • Assists physician with therapeutic/equipment choices.
  • Uses and supervises the use of patient care equipment.
  • Attends meetings or training sessions as requested.
  • Follows and enforces recommended safety policies and procedures and infection control policies and procedures, in order to maintain a safe patient and employee environment.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately.

Education: Formal education in Respiratory Care from an accredited college/university.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) successful year as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, with proven skills in performing diagnostic testing, including EKGs, Blood Gas Equipment Quality Control and Maintenance as well as all other aspects of Respiratory Care.

Special Qualifications: RRT/CRT Credentials required (NBRC). Licensed to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Virginia is required. Current BLS certification is required, ACLS certification is preferred.

Job: *Respiratory/Pulmonary

Organization: *Clinch Valley Medical Center

Title: Respiratory Therapist PRN

Location: Virginia-Richlands

Requisition ID: 7414-3520